When the night crawls...

UGHHHHHHHHH.... scuseeeee mee if this post makes little sense, but my brain and my body are currently recovering from spending a few days in Montanita, a beach town on the coast of Ecuador.... i've just woken up in after a 20 hour snoooze in the cute colonial city of Cuenca where they have really pretty buildings with gorgeous balconies (my favorite) and colorful flowers strewn all around the city that make me much more enthused to wake up from my groggy state... i still have major head fog though BUT... WORTH IT (though I've come to the conclusion i can no longer party like i used toooo... the last photo in the set is some major throwbackkk to collegee.. slapping the bag at Syracuse. ahh.. GLORY DAYS)

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Chasing Waterfalls, Shots & Dreams (Never Men!)


I've finallllly left Quito, where I spent far more days than I anticipated with some good company, and made it to Banos, where I've been exerting a ton of energy doing a ton of adrenaline packed activities like canyoning down waterfalls and swinging on the edge of the world at Casa del Arbol and riding donwhill on fucked up bikes in terrible weather to chase waterfalls CUS YOLO (and cus I'm a 90s babies!!)...  Elizabeth, my friend from home, has also arrived, so we've spent a lot of time giggling/catching up/sharing meals and laughing at all the terrible decisions that were made the night beforeee.. ITS SO GOOD TO HAVE HER HEREEEE.. we're LITERALLY having THE BEST TIME EVER.. LITERALLY (for extra emphasis!!)

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My Anaconda Don't Want Noneeeee

Hola peeps... I've returned to south america once again! after spending six glorious weeks in Colombia at the start of my trip... i knew i had to come back to the continent and do a bit more exploring.  Despite my love for Europe and my personal connections in Asia... i've always had a deep infatuation with south america.  Maybe it's because I spent my life growing up with Latinos (my nickname growing up was chinita applebum as a tribute to A Tribe Called Quest and my butttt), but I've always felt both at ease and yet completely compelled by the various cultures that make up Latin america... they're  all unique in their own ways but also all extremely lively, joyous, open, and spirited.. quite different than a lot of the more stoic Asian cultures... plus u also have a ton of untouched, natural beauty on the continent that u just can't find anywhere else...  In short, I'm happy to be back!! 

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